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live. three days and counting. president obama and governor romney make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true, that music. someone as
votes and as of now it seems to be anybody's race. the new "washington post" poll shows president obama in the lead by four points but a fox news poll conducted last week has mitt romney ahead by two. keep in mind both leads are within the margins of error. in the past three elections voters here in virginia have picked the winning candidate so it's clear the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue may run straight through the state of virginia. it wasn't all that long ago that virginia was better known for its civil war battlegrounds than its political ones. for ten straight presidential elections the republican candidate came out on top, but then in 2008, virginia voters went for barack obama. >> virginia! >>t was interesting because he kind of road tde the wave and h swayed a lot of districts that had been traditionally republican. >> while the 2008 vote here closely mirrored the rest of the country, virginia has actually fared better economically. its unemployment rate is below the national average from its fast growing washington, d.c., suburbs to the huge military presence around norfolk
more frayed. >>> four days to go, president obama arrives in ohio overnight and governor romney heads there as well as both camps brace for this morning's all-important jobs report and the impact of sandy looms large over election day. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on the plaza. >> a confession, i walked outside a second ago as they were rehearsing to see steve tyler behind a microphotograph and joe perry walking up and down the stage. this is just a destruction. the death toll from sandy has risen to more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk about the situation in new yor
have been washed away like memories. at the flood-ravaged jersey shore, president obama came to meet with new jersey's governor wednesday and personally assessed the damage. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: at shore communities, the beach now buries homes and businesses. sand plowed from the strts like snow in a blizzard. >> you couldn't see anything. because the sand was so intense. >> in new york city, a dramatic division. >> there'so light, no power, no nothing. >> reporter: a huge chunk of downtown manhattan struggling without power. >> it's sort of like the city has been in some ways cut in half around 40th or 42nd street. >> reporter: schools remain shut, but much of the city is finally coming to life. mayor bloomberg helped reopen the stock exchange thanks to generator power. limited subway service resumes today, but mass transit is a disaster. many have to get around either on foot or on wheels. the gridlock is now extreme and car pooling is a must. >> from
days to go with the race for the white house in the final stretch. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back. just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying "i apologize" to his fans. we'll tell you why. today is saturday, october 27th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and andrea canning. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. thank you for having me. >> great to have you. you brought your umbrella, boots and maybe a boat. >> it's a big weekend. i love how you tell me you'll be living on granola bars the next few days. >> i'm in the middle of it. they say stock up on supplies. this could be a bad one. all eyes on this storm. >> all eyes on tropical storm sandy this morning as it slowly makes its way up the east coast. >> it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. right now it's
, and this afternoon president obama heads to new jersey to tour the damage with governor christie. >> here in new york city mayor michael bloomberg says it could be several more days before the subway system is running again, but limited air travel is resuming this morning at jfk international, and at newark airport over in new jersey. the stock exchange is also set to reopen today. those are some hopeful signs, but the challenges are still enormous. let's get right to natalie up in the helicopter over new jersey. natalie? >> reporter: and good morning to you, matt. flying over here and taking a look down at the jersey shoreline it's just absolutely staggering to see what i'm seeing now. you've been talking about the fire that we are over right now in mantoloking, new jersey. this shoreline, as you know, completely devastated. the governor christie saying the shore of his youth is gone. the rides he took his kids on this summer are in the atlantic ocean. this fire, as far as we know, appears to be storm-related, but obviously we cannot confirm that right now, but what we've been able to make out by so
should be out there on the frontlines. i am disappointed. >> reporter: in hoe obama care en, the national guard is handing out critical supplies. thousands are still without power. heat, food, cash, medicine. the line outside cvs staggering. but lines are the new normal everywhere. >> i was in this line about an hour. people cutting in line. >> reporter: waiting for gas, to charge phones, or just to get around. lines are long, and patience is short. >> waiting to get on buses. >> reporter: it is a nightmare in new york city for some. despite limited subway and mass transit service up and running, it is a super slow go, and thousands have to commute by foot. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> reporter: in manhattan, hundreds of thousands still in the dark, some cold and starving. >> people are dumpster diving, and what they're going after here is the food. >> reporter: it may be days before power is back. >> we have over 100,000 power lines on the ground. >> reporter: across new york's long island, power is out, and patience is running out. >> don't have the transportation out of her
obama on a couple of occasions yesterday. he's offered his help. what's the federal government's response been like so far? >> federal government's response has been great. i was on the phone at midnight again last night with the president personally. he has expedited the designation of new jersey as a major disaster area. i was on the phone with fema at 2:00 a.m. this morning to answer the questions they needed answers to get that designation, and the president has been outstanding in this, and so the folks of fema, craig fugate and his folks have been excellent >> i know you took exception with the handling of this situation by the mayor of atlantic city, lorenzo langford. you were very upset that he didn't evacuate that city or all of that city and instead offered some people shelter in some city shelters, and you said that he was a rogue mayor and said, quote, i don't have a feud with the guy, but i wish he would do his job. a little time has passed between those comments and right now, the emotional level has come down. do you still feel that way? >> listen, the fact of th
. the presidential election just eight days away, president obama began his day in florida but with the weather deteriorating in washington, d.c., he rushed back to the white house. he cancelled his appearance in orlando and has just now cancelled an event for tomorrow scheduled for green bay, wisconsin and governor romney has also cancelled some of his events. we'll have more on the impact on the presidential race. >> we have correspondents stationed all up and down the east coast. let's start with al roker. >> reporter: if you look back at this beech there's usually on a beautiful sunny day from these dunes out to the water's edge about 150 feet as you can see. that is gone. and it is enencroacroaching on dunes. sandy is threatening these dunes and the winds are picking up. sandy has 85 mile-per-hour winds. it is moving north-northwest at 20 miles per hour. so it's picked up forward speed. and at this at any rate it will be reaching the new jersey shore line sometime within the early evening hours to mid to late evening hours here along the shore line. once that happens as you can see on the
to that the backdrop, of course, a presidential election just eight days away. president obama, governor romney forced to cancel some events and reschedule others. we just got word that the president has cancelled a planned event in florida this morning in order to get back to washington. they were worried air force one may not be able to land in deteriorating conditions. >> we've got correspondents all up and down the east coast. let's start with al roker in point pleasant beach, new jersey. al, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, i can tell you, matt, that these dunes that i'm on were built for a storm in 1992 that had washed into the town and caused massive damage. these dunes are in damage of breaching. high tide is starting to come up over the dunes. this is a massive storm, as you mentioned, and it will get more intense. it's now over the gulf stream that's running parallel to the east coast. that is extremely warm water. we've seen pressure drops. the pressure is now down to 941 millibars, and it may strengthen even more. we expect more strengthening. take a look at a path of, first of all
obama will likely see on his tour here today. i'm standing at a restaurant in a beachside motel, and i'm standing in sand. it's got to be three or four feet, think about it. this is the breakfast counter right here. on a typical morning like this people would be in here enjoying a cup of coffee, breakfast, maybe watching you guys on tv and checking out the view. by the way, i stayed at this hotel last night, breakfast not included and certainly not power either, but the bed was comfortable. let me show you out here. the sand was swept in by the surge. it goes in block after block after block here. there are homes, vacation homes. there are year-rouyn residents that live here, condos. i found it interesting. this clock up here is one of the few things that was actually running. must be on battery because it actually hats right time, eastern time right now. this is an area where people have been starting to come today to view the damage for themselves. we mentioned the president and the governor will be touring the jersey shore, but people who live here are touring it, and they are seein
, uncle! i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> what's why you're crying? oh, it will be over soon, abby, okay? >> the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >> she called it bronco bama. >> she's an independent. i feel like she does. >> apparently they were listening to npr at the time and the people went to her house and apologized with a t-shirt. they said they were sorry. and there's another picture of her like with her t-shirt. >> well, there's good news if you do have power, you can watch a horror flick because that can lead to weight loss. so if you're trying to find something to do that's positive at home. >> get this. if you're sitting watching a horror movie, it is the equivalent of the calories you would burn if you walked for half an hour. >> and one of them is the most, the most calories burned would be "the shining." they say it's because your heartbeat gets up so high. but if you've seen the movie before -- >> you know what's coming. the second one is "jaws." >> yeah. 151 calories apparently. >> jaws used to look scary, but now -- >> now it looks electric. >> you can't
a song. let's listen. ♪ ♪ vote for obama or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty so vote for somebody ♪ ♪ it's called democracy ♪ it's your reminder ♪ vote for obama ♪ or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty ♪ vote for somebody . >> cute, adorable. since we're on a musical theme and this is all the highlight of our show. no one will forget. this is so good you have to close your eyes. this is the kind you have to feel. close your eyes. close them tight. i'm going to close mine too. this is one you have to feel. it gets in your system. >> not really. it's like a virus. >> no, it's not. here's a song that i chose specifically because it had a little funk in it, a little rap. and here we go. let's do it. ♪ that's live. ♪ looking out on the morning rain i used to feel so inspire ed ♪ >> that's our emma jo. ♪ i had to face another day ♪ lord it made me feel so tired ♪ ♪ before the day i met you life was so unkind ♪ ♪ you're the key to my peace of mind ♪ ♪ and you make me feel ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ ♪ oh bab
. >> hallie jackson has a look at what is happening in d.c. with the federal government. >> president obama has signed an emergency declaration for here in d.c., where, as you can see, like rain is coming down very we're seeing a little bit of a breeze into the trees, but nothing like what ava is dealing with in ocean city. the streets may stay kind of quiet, since many federal employees will not be reporting to work today. government offices are close to the comic. -- closed to the public. this does not include emergency personnel. they will have their hands full today. president obama signed an emergency declaration, not just for d.c., but for maryland and all the way up to massachusetts. he has promised governors and mayors to cut through red tape to get them the help they need. the federal emergency management agency is working out in the clock. i know that you have seen the director of fema on television talking about the importance of listening to local officials and if you are told to evacuate, to do so, to coordinate the federal response so that people stay safe. >> hallie jackson l
for a while. as you mentioned, main concern obviously is still flooding. president obama has declared new jersey and parts of new york major disaster areas. millions here are still without power up and along the eastern seaboard. we could be without power for up to a week, even more, and sandy, as you have heard, is being called the storm of the century. clearly, it is living up to its hype. >> reporter: waves pounded the new jersey coastline destroying parts of atlantic city's historic boardwalk. >> this storm as everyone has been saying is not like any storm we've ever seen before. >> reporter: sparks flew from a con-edison explosion in manhattan, and snow fell in western wv virginia and tennessee. all scenes from super storm sandy, also known as frankenstorm, or the storm of the century. >> this water following this neighborhood. >> reporter: it was downgraded late monday to a post tropical cyclone, but it weather it hit land at 8:00 p.m. with winds of up to 90 miles per hour no one was spared its wrath. sfoo we're seeing hurricane force wind gusts, and this is really pushing the atla
available friday. meantime, both president obama and mitt romney have put their campaign trips on hold because of the storm and the need to deal with this aftermath. >>> a deadly school bus accident in northern kentucky monday afternoon, two pre-schoolers were killed when their bus overturned and slammed into a tree. four other children were taken to local hospitals. the bus driver escaped without being harm. the cause of this crash is still under investigation. >>> a shuffle for apple executives after some embarrassing software glitches and retail staff cuts. software chief scott forestall will be leaving next year. the reason, reported lit glitches in apple maps which gave users some faulty directions. >>> a new study out today in "atlantic journal" shows while mammograms provide a life-saving diagnostic tool in the fight against breast cancer, they also cause doctors to treat some women unnecessarily. the british panel found that for every life saved, three women are overdiagnosed, treated for cancer that would never have threatened their lives. >>> the u.s. geological survey says a
jackson in washington where president obama has signed an emergency declaration for the district of columbia along with seven states up the eastern seaboard from maryland, massachusetts, as far west as pennsylvania. government offices have been closed, and most federal employees will not be reporting for work. that does not include emergency personnel. they will have their hands full. the president has promised the governors and mayors that he will work to cut through rotate to make sure that people get help there need -- a need after sandy strikes. the director of fema has been urging people to listen to local officials when it comes to any evacuation orders. >> thank you. you can track hurricane sandy's movements on our radar. you can see the satellite images. find all of that at wbaltv.com. officials are telling maryland residents to prepare for losing power for a while. >> crews are working to restore 700 outages in maryland, including more than 400 of them in baltimore city. more than 100 in baltimore county. officials say more than 3000 workers will be available in the comi
following super storm sandy, president obama is back on the campaign trail today. the commander in chief wednesday in new jersey touring the devastation along the coastline. but he's making up for time today. his republican challenger mitt romney spends the day campaigning in virginia. more than 19 million people have already cast early ballots, but those, of course, won't be counted until november 6th. >>> state prosecutors in pennsylvania are reportedly announcing criminal charges against former long time penn state president graham spanier. they are based on e-mails in which spanier and others agreed not to tell authorities about former football coach jerry sandusky. meantime, sandusky was transferred to state prison where he will serve 3 to 60 years behind bars. >>> and residents in louisville, kentucky, are waiting to return to their homes after workers accidentally sparked a chemical fire at the site of a train derailment. at least three workers suffered serious burns. residents outside the evacuation zone have been warned to stay indoors. >>> a human rights group said syrian rebel
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